Category Archives: Adv History

John Weidner and the Dutch-Paris

Yesterday I wrote about two early instances when Seventh-day Adventists acted as a peculiar people, daring to resist national statutes and norms in order to live their radical faith. Adventists were to disregard the Fugitive Slave Act, and even though … Continue reading

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U.S. Temperance Movement

When not on a media fast–which she is currently doing with some friends–my wife loves to watch genealogy programs like African American Lives (Henry Louis Gates, Jr.) and Who Do You Think You Are? As the family historian, these shows fits her perfectly. … Continue reading

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Ellen White and Political Advocacy

Ellen White’s views on political involvement can be difficult to harmonize. For example, consider the following sets of quotes. First, these two related statements arguably diminish the value of political action (both from The Desire of Ages): (1) But today … Continue reading

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Journal of Adventist Education: Social Activism

The theme of the Summer 2013 edition of the Journal of Adventist Education is “Educating for Prophetic Social Activism.” Here is the issue’s index page: Another edition of special interest to Adventist activists is the 2008 publication focusing on peace.

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Adventist Pledge(s)

Near the beginning of The Promise of Peace, Charles Scriven notes the original pledge taken by the first band of SDAs in 1861. “We, the undersigned, hereby associate ourselves together as a church, taking the name, Seventh-day Adventists, covenanting together … Continue reading

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The Adventists 2

“The ADVENTISTS 2 is a new documentary film that tells the dramatic story of Seventh-day Adventists and their commitment to medical mission work” (Journey Films).

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Adventist Peacemakers

In chapter 5 of The Promise of Peace, Charles Scriven addresses peacemaking. In these few short pages, Scriven covers a lot of ground–biblical material, early church history, and how Adventists have interacted with both war and injustice. It’s an important … Continue reading

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